What is the Citizen Patrol and Why do we Support it?
Did you know that Mill Creek has a Citizen Patrol? We do!
Most towns and cities have a volunteer arm of their Police Department that serves in a wide variety of capacities depending on the needs of the community. In some rural communities Citizen Patrols are trained in Search & Rescue and water safety. In those areas their patrols may even take them out through the countryside on tornado watch or in boats patrolling lakes and rivers. In larger metropolitan communities they may teach neighborhood watch groups or assist police in surveillance of high crime areas. The needs and training are varied according to the needs of their particular communities.
Here in Mill Creek our Citizen Patrol is trained in several areas such as flagging and directing traffic around road closures or vehicle accidents. They can do vacation house checks, transport assists, after hours park checks, foot patrols in Town Center where they can assist visitors as well as residents and business owners. There is a lot more to our Citizen Patrol, and if you would like more information, please check the City’s website at www.cityofmillcreek.com.
The first step toward joining our Citizen Patrol is to attend and graduate from our annual Citizens Academy held in the Spring. If you would like information about the Citizens Academy, check out the City’s website at www.cityofmillcreek.com.
The Citizen Patrol is just one of many areas the Mill Creek Police Foundation can raise funds to help support. As an independent non-profit charitable entity the Mill Creek Foundation has a set of bylaws defining the scope of our mission. As we are dedicated to supporting the health and safety of the Mill Creek community, and we are happy to lend our efforts to raising funds for groups such as the Citizen Patrol.